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Friday, 16 November 2018

Marianne Hot Chocolate Mug

A bit of a different Christmas card today, for my spot on the Marianne Inspiration Blog.  I really enjoyed making it - and a full walk-through of how I made it can be found on the blog here.  (Also, lots of other gorgeous makes from my teamies around the world!  A list of Marianne products used is below.

Products Used

Mug Die - COL1462
Swedish Winter Papers - PK9150
Eline's Winter House Papers - PB7037
Sentiments - CS1009 - Happy Holidays
                   - CS0980 - Christmas Sentiments
Label Die - Big/Little Dies - CR1353

Bronze  Glitter Card- CA3120

Think we're going to be needing hot chocolates here soon, the temperatures are set to drop!  Before they do, we're going to take our lovely Violet for a walk in the woods, while her mummy rests up at home, she's feeling proper poorly!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Passion for Promarkers - Let's Celebrate

Yep it's time for a new challenge at Passion for Promarkers with a theme of Let's Celebrate - and nothing says celebration like a drunk dwarf singing!!

This is Dwarf 5 from Mo's Digital Pencil - isn't he grand!! My papers are some old ones from Pink Paisley, the music score is Memory Box and Happy Birthday corner is Die-Versions, and a couple of Marianne dies too, listed below.

I also used a bit of Fluffy Stuff from Woodware for the froth on his beer!

Marianne Products used

Wonky Squares Die - CR1375
Beer Barrel Die - LR0434

Our fabulous sponsors this week are Time for Tea designs and they're offering the lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice! 

Time for Tea Designs

So, check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here, then come and join in the challenge- such a broad theme!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Mo Grace and the Owl 2

This is my second version of Grace and The Owl from Mo's Digital Pencil here.  Quite different from my first one this year (which you can view below.  Click  here for the full blog post.  

I've gone for a much more frosty look with this one - lots of Frantage!!  And, of course, a few Marianne goodies thrown in too - full list below.

Anja's Marquee Lattice Frame Die - LR0483
Pine Cones/Branches - LR0286/LR0550/LR0437/LR0438
Deer - CR1289
Happy Holidays Sentiment stamps -CS1009

I'm sorting out our 'mud room' today - lots of coats and old shoes to be turfed out!  I've already thrown away some mouldy onion bulbs that I never got round to planting! 

Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're up to.

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Marianne Designs Decoupage Owl Christmas Card

A Christmas card for the pile today using lots of loveliness from Marianne Designs - full list below.

Forest Animals Image Sheet - EWK1262
Frame Die - LR0351
Small Poinsettia - LR0142
Cones- LR0550
Branches - LR0437
Leaves - LR0438
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

I need to get back to making the last dozen or so that I need to make!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Sympathy card for Gerry.

I made this card a while ago, for my dear friend, Lesley, who lost her mum at the beginning of this year.  She was such a lovely, charming, gentle lady, who would often join us on our craft days and sit and play  cards on the computer while Lesley and I crafted.

I know Lesley is struggling a bit at the minute, so I think the sentiment here is still very apt. It was from a great giveaway set of stamps from Making Cards magazine with some perfect sentiments for those difficult occasions.

The image is a Penny Black Stamp which I coloured in layers with Tim Holtz Distress Pens - of course this is so easy these days with a stamping Platform.

The little wooden heart came predecorated and the colours were perfect.

Hugs to Everyone struggling at the minute.


Monday, 5 November 2018

Mo Snow Shovel

I made this a few weeks ago while I had my brushos out and making background skies.  I love the variations in colour that you get which gives your sky depth and a bit of perspective.  I've used some simple border dies in white from Marianne and then popped on my  Mo's Digital Pencil, Snow Shovel in the foreground.  A list of Marianne Dies used is below:

Marianne Dies Used 

Tree Border - LR0524
Landscape Border dies (with mini pine trees) - LR0482
Mountain Die - COL1417

I'm off on a walk this morning - at it looks dry and not a speck of snow in sight so it should be nice!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Mo's Carrying The Wood Two Ways

I've made a couple of  Christmas cards using Mo's Carrying The Wood this year, so thought I'd blog them together just to show how different they can look.  
This first one is a bit more ornate with a decorative folding card die from Marianne Designs, along with their papers, sentiments and dies.  (Full list below).

Marianne Products Used

Folding card frame die - LR0533
Papers - Nordic Winter - PK9128
Pine Cones Dies - LR0550
Tree Dies - CR1228
Sentiment  - Happy Holidays Stamps - CS1009

The next one is much simpler in design using Basic Grey papers but also this stitched frame from Marianne Designs Anja's Marque Frame die set and a hexagon die also from Marianne, for the sentiment.  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Anja's Marque Die - LR0483
Hexagon Die Set - CR1444

Well that's all for today - happy Saturday!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 2 November 2018

Marianne Silhouette Tree Stamps with Brushos

I made this series of cards using the fabulous new silhouette stamps from Marianne designs - I just love them and they are such great value!  I made the backgrounds using Brushos and then, where I've added a moon, I did this using a circle cut out and Distress Oxides.  I edged all of the scenes with a Red Gold Metallic  Promarker and then layered them up onto mats.  Finally, I added rather a lot of Chunky White Frantage before adding the sentiments!  I think this first one where it's just the trees on the sky line is my favourite!

I've shown the detail here because you can see how the sky has come out as quite patchy with the brusho but I think I like the effect!

Marianne Products Used

Silhouette Fairy Stamps - CS1013
Silhouette Woodland Stamps - CS1014
Happy Holidays Sentiment stamps - CS1009

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Christmas/Winter challenge at Passion for Promarkers

We have a great challenge of Christmas or Winter starting today at Passion for Promarkers which is appropriate  seeing as how it's got really cold here in the UK at the minute!

I've made cards with this fab Stamps by Chloe image - and just had to make a few more and this is another one of them.

I also love using these shades of winter blues with the image with just a pop of white for the embellishments - full list below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame- LR0234
Poinsettia -LR0234
Cones - LR0550
Sparkle Enamel Dot

The papers are mix of bits and pieces in my Christmas card paper box so can't tell you the make, sorry!

Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (which must be in stock) from their online store.  Their stamps are so gorgeous so why not pop over to the store and check them out.


Don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at Passion for Promarkers HQ!
(And you can see my other card made with this image here.)

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Winter is Coming!!

Today's cards are very simple - I bought this Winter die by Sheena Douglass in last year's sale and it really doesn't need alot doing with it.  I thought it looked great against these papers from Marianne Design and then added the teeny Santa figure, also from Marianne Designs on top of the letters!  In this first one it looks like he's sprinkling the stars - of course I totally designed this!!

Winter Stars Papers - Victorian Christmas Pad - PK9125
Sinta Claus Mini Figures Dies - LR0496

I thought I might like the version with the thinner band but actually I like the first one, so may make a few more!!

It's rather appropriate anyway as it got so much colder here today although we didn't have the snow that the North East did!  Stay warm folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Mo's Santa Louis with Making Cards Magazine free papers!

Isn't this a lovely Mo image with Bronte dressed as a Reindeer- it's Santa Louis! (And Reindeer Bronte!)  So, I thought it would look perfect with these free papers and sentiment from Making Cards magazine - and it does!! I do love a bit of Red and White at Christmas!

The star die and icicle border are of course, Marianne Designs - details below:

Pierced Star frame die - LR0369
Icicle Crystal border die - LR0486

Poor old Bronte - he's looking a bit resigned to being dressed as a Reindeer!!

That's all for today folks

Monday, 22 October 2018

Twinkly Christmas

When I was visiting crafty friend and besty, Lesley, back in August, she bought this gorgeous frame die and let me cut a few  from it!  All it really needed was a background which I made with distress oxides and then added some Shabby White Frantage and a sentiment/tag (Marianne Happy Holidays sentiments CS1009) and I was done. Oh and I edged the frame with my Red Gold metallic Promarker for a bit of bling!  Nice and quickish set of Christmas cards made.  Just wish I could remember who the die is by!!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Lula Fairy Doll as a Christmas Elf!!

For today's card, I've used Mo's Lula Fairy Doll - she's kind of a dress up image and you can mix and match her with wings. leg warmers, a pretty skirt - just merge them in Photo shop or whatever programme you use.  Well, did you know, there is also a  fab freebie accessory stamp that you can use to dress her as a Christmas Elf as I've done here.  And, it was so easy as all I had to do was open both images in Photo shop and then drag the elf clothes onto Lula!

The frame is a Marianne one as is the sentiment, tag and loopy bows ( deets below).  The present strip at the bottom is one I've had in stash for years and can't remember where they're from!

Marianne Products used:

Frame Die - LR0371
Gift Wrapping Bow dies - COL1441
Sentiment Tag - CR1353
Sentiment Happy Holidays - CS1009

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Marianne Decoupage Robins

This is another card made with some of the Marianne coloured images- and I think they look lovely with all the die cuts and bling!!  Full list of products used below:

Papers - Forest Dreams - PK9158
Image Sheet - Forest Animals - EWK1262
Holly Circle Die - CR1387
Small Poinsettia Die - LR0142
Rose Hips/Cone Dies - LR0437
Deer - CR1289
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Passion for Promarkers Bingo Board

Morning folks - I love a bingo board for making a card, don't you?  This one has been supplied by our fabulous Lisa for our challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers, and there are so many options!  I had to have image and die cuts though, so design papers was my third choice - love my papers too!

And as we're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps this week, some of us got to play with their fabulous images - mine is called Naughty or Nice funnily enough!
Bingo Board week 466

From the pile of presents it looks like people are mostly on the nice list!  This fabulous sleighful of presents is a Marianne Designs die (COL1460) and it's quite fun putting the presents together in a selection of wrapping - almost like the actual wrapping at Christmas itself! The image is cut out with the Wonky Squares die set from Marianne too (CR1375) The papers are from Craftwork cards and the postmark stamp is Lili of The Valley. The naughty or nice sentiment has been in my stash an age and lost it's packaging so I don't know where this is from!

As I said, our challenge this week is being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner 2 stamps of their choice from their range!

Check out the fab makes of my teamies here at Passion for Promarkers HQ.

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 15 October 2018

Valerie in Winter

Mo's trio of Valerie in Winter stamps are some of my favourites and have to be used every Christmas - it's  the law!!  You can find them here in Mo's store and are such great value for the set of three.

I've teamed this image up with this fabulous folded card die from Marianne Designs, and some gorgeous gingham paper from their Swedish Winter Pad - full list of Marianne Products below

Marianne Products Used

Anja's Folded Card Die - LR0553
Papers - Swedish Winter - PK9159
Snowflake Die Trio - LR0393
Mitten Dies - LR0336
Sentiment - Happy Holidays  - CS1009  - I am getting so much use out of these this year!

The wind and rain have died down today, so hope it has where you are too!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 11 October 2018

New Silhouette stamps from Marianne Designs

Hiya I just wanted to share a couple of cards made with the new Silhouette stamps from Marianne Designs.  The first one is currently appearing on the Marianne Blog  here with a full run-through of how I made it.
At the same time, I made the card below using another oval cut-out from the same scene that I originally created with the stamps.

Marianne Products Used

Deer and Tree Silhouette Stamp set - CS1014 NEW!
Aqua Colour Papers - PK9147
Frame Die Set - LR0376
Sentiment Stamp Set Happy Holidays - CS1009
Deer Dies - CR1289
Petra's Poinsettia Die - LR0435